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Japanese Cemetery, Broome
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Discover Broome’s interesting history, based on the exploits of the men and women who developed the pearling industry in the 1880s, by joining a guided tour of Japanese Cemetery. The riches taken from the sea did not come easily, and this historic cemetery is the resting place of more than 900 Japanese who lost their lives diving for the precious pearls. Many more were lost at sea, and the exact number of deaths is unknown. With its rows of simple headstones, the cemetery is a humble reminder of those intrepid immigrants who lived and died trying to conquer Australia’s seas. See Japanese Cemetery and all Broome has to offer by arranging your trip with our Broome trip generator.
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  • If your in Broome and into history, would recommend a stop past. Great photo opportunities as the Japanese cemetery is pretty well looked after. Defiantly demonstrates and pays respects the Asian infl...  more »
  • We visited the Japanese cemetery in 1994 on a previous visit to Broome and couldn't help but pity those poor Japanese divers who died of the 'bends' whilst looking for oysters with pearls inside them....  more »
  • Very well presented, quite a lot of history. Also Cemeteries are not my favourite places, it is well worth a visit 
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  • Beautiful! Some graves dating back to 1914 from what I could understand and the biggest Japanese cemetery outside of Japan! Apparently.